John C. Mosher, PhD Translational STAR to explore brain function with research center

The Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School welcomed a new researcher through the Translational STAR program who aims to establish a Brain Electrophysiology Lab (BEL) to study and better understand human neural activity.

Neurology Update Symposium\2018 UTHealth Neurology Update Symposium set for Nov. 10

Registration is open for the upcoming 3rd Annual UTHealth Neurology Update Symposium, presented by the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School, set for Nov. 10.

Young students Using BRAINS in a Big Way

Dr. Louise McCullough, professor and Roy M. And Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair of the Department of Neurology, hosted “Camp McCullough” this summer, in which she and the BRAINS Research Laboratory provide college and high school students a summer research opportunity that aims to instill a lifelong love of translational research.  Students spend up to ten weeks working with faculty members in her group on research projects. Participants in the program take part in seminars, lab meetings, clinical shadowing, and social events, creating a cohesive and supportive community. At the end of the program, students give presentations on the research techniques they learned and get valuable feedback from students, postdocs, and faculty. The students often return to the lab as graduate and medical students, and over 90 percent of the participants enroll in MD, PhD, and MD/PhD programs throughout the US. 

Dr. Amrou Sarraj Study: Simpler scan still effective in deciding stroke treatment

A study led by a neurologist from McGovern Medical School showed that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy treatment in stroke.

Mya Shiess UTHealth experts to discuss advances in Parkinson’s disease care Saturday, May 12

The advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease that are helping retired endodontist William Gervasio, D.D.S., and others with this neurodegenerative disorder are the focus of a free public forum at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Working on new treatments for stroke at UTHealth are Akihiko Urayama, Ph.D., and Louise McCullough, M.D., Ph.D. PHOTO CREDIT: Maricruz Kwon, UTHealth Neurologists awarded NIH grants to explore causes of brain bleeds, dementia

Researchers at McGovern Medical School have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore how the buildup of protein deposits in the brain can trigger dementia and stroke.

Dr. Sunil Sheth Sheth awarded American Academy of Neurology grant for stroke research

The American Academy of Neurology awarded Dr. Sunil Sheth, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School, with the Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Interventional Neurology.

Louise D. McCullough, M.D., Ph.D. McCullough to be inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

Johns Hopkins University will induct Dr. Louise McCullough, professor and the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School, into its Society of Scholars in early April. 

The Department of Neurology’s stroke program extends beyond the hospitals of the Texas Medical Center and even Houston as telemedicine is available for both acute and outpatient needs. Photo by Dwight C. Andrews/The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Office of Communications Neurology expands telemedicine reach

A 77-year-old man in The Woodlands gets up from his favorite easy chair but, as he makes his way to the kitchen, suddenly falls on the unforgiving tile floor. Weakness on one side and slurred speech prompt loved ones to make an urgent call to 9-1-1.

microscopic image Researchers train damaging inflammatory cells to promote repair after stroke

White blood cells called neutrophils are like soldiers in your body that form in the bone marrow and at the first sign of microbial attack, head for the site of injury just as fast as they can to neutralize invading bacteria or fungi using an armament of chemical weapons.